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I can’t honestly say I enjoyed much of the Closing Ceremony, in fact… - dorsetgirl
August 13th, 2012
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I can’t honestly say I enjoyed much of the Closing Ceremony, in fact I was totally bored after only five minutes, but I was determined to stick it out, and there were a few moments worth waiting for.

Some random outbursts:


Oh my god, Brian May’s gone grey! And he’s finally looking older. Until recently he’s been looking the same ever since I first saw Queen in 1974.

Eric Idle! It’s very difficult to believe that I was a child when I first saw that man on television. That song’s definitely a bit of a British icon though, and I’m pleased it was included.

Kudos to Gary Barlow for turning up and doing a good job - true professionalism.

Pleased to know that Ray Davies and Roger Daltrey can still (more or less) sing. Certainly better than Suggs or McCartney.

Russell Brand can be quite disturbingly good-looking on occasion - this was one of them. I enjoyed his performance; I didn't even know he could sing.

I’m definitely a bit old for One Direction, but I actually recognised and enjoyed their song (or songs?). I can see why they're so popular.

I've probably missed out something important - what did anyone else think of the show?

So that's that, then. Back to reality tomorrow. One of the best things about the Games, for me, has been the way it’s dominated the news. I mean, that’s actually seriously irritating when you’ve just been watching the Games for the past however many hours, but there hasn’t been a single stupid story about stupid politicians for two weeks now. I wish the BBC would keep to that from now on, and concentrate on actual news, but I don’t suppose they will.

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Date:August 13th, 2012 06:09 am (UTC)
I wasn't going to watch, but caved in and watched it up to One Direction, haha. Then turned it off afterwards and went to bed. I thought a lot of it was quite ropey up to that point tbh. But Timothy Spall in Big Ben was pleasingly surreal, and, y'know, my precious excited boys *g*.
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Date:August 13th, 2012 09:51 am (UTC)
I couldn't imagine you not watching your boys!
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Date:September 7th, 2012 11:03 pm (UTC)
Oh, hi, I just popped round after thanking you for your Waitrose info and when I saw this had to let you know that I had the exact same reaction about the press! I just sort of let the Games go on in the background of life, turning them on for a soundtrack some evenings, and was enjoying them in a vague sort of way. Then suddenly it was all over and immediately politics took over again! I groaned and thought, 'Uggh!' Why can't we have useful news at least half the time?
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Date:September 9th, 2012 02:38 pm (UTC)
I suppose we have to be told what the politicians are doing, to keep an eye on them, but I honestly don't feel the need to know all the details of their stupid little schoolboy bitchings and posturings.

To me, what some twat of a politician has said about someone else isn't news, any more than what some rock star has said about someone is, and the BBC don't plaster that all over the news. (Perhaps they should, at least we'd have some pretty boys to look at.)
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